The Curtin Avenue Residence situated at the southern end of the beach side suburb of Cottesloe this new residence is sited on a long thin lot running east-west between two converging streets. This wonderful contemporary home has a very interesting wall and roof connecting feature. It’s white exterior and very streamlined interior designs make this a very desirable home. The eastern elevation is modest and reserved in nature, its roof form curved at both the northern and southern sides to reduce its mass in relation to its two single story neighbours. The western side of the residence has been raised above the street level to provide an appropriate level of privacy to the external decked area and ground floor living areas.
The curved form, which can be related back to previous projects by Optimum Resource Architects (ORA) in the Cottesloe area relates primarily to the local environment, curving over on the southern side to minimise overshadowing to the southern neighbour and protecting the residence from the strong south-westerly winds. A number of small openings have been provided to the southern façade to allow for natural cross ventilation and natural lighting to the southern rooms. The North-Western walls to the upper floor are clad in a double skinned translucent grey polycarbonate that provides a soft natural light to the adjoining rooms during the day while all the time maintaining a level of privacy for both neighbour and resident. – Photos by Acorn Photo Agency